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DistortedFate at Hollywood's Whisky A Go Go

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Just when you think you've heard it all before, somewhere in the high desert a new brand of steel has been forged
that fuses together modern and classic in-your-face metal. Check out DistortedFate to get your blood pumping!

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I N T O   D A R K N E S S

April 2021
  • S t i l l   D o i n g
    S o c i a l
    D i s t a n c i n g . . . .

  • December 2020
  • Social Distancing
    We're taking advantage of the
    isolation to write new riffs
    and songs.

  • April 1, 2020
  • Metal Rules
    We can't wait to jam on our new
    material, but we had to pass on
    this one.
    Viral Gig

  • March 2020
  • 1 Done
    We've finished 1 new song
    and are working on the next 2.

  • January 1, 2020
  • 3 Songs
    We're working on 3 new songs
    for some summer gigs!

  • April 20, 2019
  • New SIngle
    That's right: We're already working
    on a new single!

  • February 12, 2019
  • "Burning Sun" Walkthrough
    Guitarists: Check out the walkthrough video for
    "Burning Sun," the instrumental from
    our current CD Into Darkness
    featuring Bob, Dave Celentano, and Matt Gruber

    Burning Sun Walkthrough

  • January 9, 2019
  • Videos!
    Major update to DF's YouTube channel:
    Live footage of several songs from our
    Whisky gig!

    DF YouTube Channel

  • December 31, 2018
  • Happy New Year!
    We're in the process of booking shows
    for Spring & Summer 2019!

    The Grinch

  • November 3, 2018
  • EPIC Whisky Gig
    DF rocked the Whisky last night!
    Thanks to everyone for coming, and
    especially so many of you wearing DF shirts
    both old and new!
    Check out some photos at

    Whisky Marquee 11-2-18

  • October 28, 2018
  • Into Darkness T-Shirts
    Brand new DF shirts are here
    just in time for...

    Into Darkness Shirts

    November 2nd at 9:45 pm
    Local Rock/Metal Night

  • September 15, 2018
  • Fireworks Interview
    Interview of DF in the UK's
    Fireworks Rock & Metal Magazine #84

    Fireworks Magazine

  • September 13, 2018
  • Into Darkness CD RELEASE PARTY
    Mark your calendar:
    Friday, November 2, 2018
    at The Whisky!
    Ohhhhhh YES!
    Tickets and brand new
    t-shirts coming soon!

    CD Release Party

    Whisky a Go-Go

  • June 16, 2018
  • 11 Years
    Happy Birthday to Us!

    11 YEARS!

  • Gig Prep
    We've been running through the new
    DF set list in preparation
    for some gigs and our CD release party!

  • May 19, 2018
  • Into Darkness
    Today we relased our new CD
    Into Darkness.
    Available from iTunes, CDBaby,
    Amazon, GooglePlay, Gracenote MusicID,
    and from any band member.
    OH YEAH!
    Into Darkness
    Listen and buy at:
    Hear it now!

  • April 2018
  • Into Darkness
    Our new CD is finally in producation!
    Into Darkness will be available mid-May.

  • March 2018
  • New CD Release in Early May
    The music is done!
    The artwork is done!
    We're polishing the layout, then
    it's off to Disc Makers!

  • January 2018
  • Mastered Files
    Awesome job by Lurssen Mastering OH YEAH!
    We just received the mastered files....
    CD layout and artwork in progress.

  • December 2017
  • More DF CD News
    CD is being mastered!

  • October 2017
  • DF CD News
    Our new CD is being engineered and mixed by
    our wizard producer Matt Gruber.
    Next up are mastering and artwork.
    Look for it early in 2018!

  • September 2017
  • DF Recording Update
    All tracking is done for our new CD!
    The tracks have now left the DF Studio and
    are in the hands of our producer Matt Gruber.

  • March 2017
  • Megadeth Boot Camp
    Thanks to Dave Mustaine and family,
    Megadeth, and SiriusXM Liquid Metal's Jose Mangin
    for the incredible hospitality and amazing time
    at Megadeth Boot Camp 2017!

  • February 2017
  • New CD Recording Update
    The drum tracks are DONE!
    The rhythm guitar and bass tracks are half done!
    Next up are guitar solos and
    Mr. Evil's scorching vocals!
    Then everything goes to our producer in Burbank,
    so look for gigs and our new CD mid-summer 2017!
  • DF's YouTube Channel
    Check it out:

  • February 2016
  • Still Recording
    We've had some slight delays recording
    our new CD due to updating our studio.
    The drum tracks are just about complete;
    bass and rhythm guitar tracks are next.

  • December 2015
  • Recording!
    We're recording our new songs
    and should have a new CD Summer 2016!
    Stay tuned!
  • YouTube Channel
    Link coming soon!

  • August 2015
  • Update on New CD
    We've headed into the studio again
    with Producer Matt Gruber!
    First up: drum tracks!

    drum tracks

  • April/May 2015
  • New Songs
    We're finishing up our new songs
    and plan to start recording this summer.
    Stay tuned.
  • Ride For Ronnie
    DF supports the inaugural
    ride, BBQ, and concert for
    Ronnie James Dio
    here in LA May 17, 2015.
    Catch up with Bob there:
    He'll be the long-haired biker in the black t-shirt.

    Ride for Ronnie James Dio
  • Ride For Ronnie Update
    The ride, BBQ, and concert were
    awesome! Check out pix to the right.
    Special thanks to the DF fan there
    who did say hi to Bob!

  • January 2015
  • We are Recording a New CD
    We're back in the studio this spring
    recording 6 new songs.
    Check back for more details.

  • December 2014
  • Paladino's Iron Maidens Xmas Bash
    Another great show on Saturday, December 20th
    once again opening for
    Motorbreath (Metallica Trib) and
    The Iron Maidens
    DF welcomed special guest guitarist Dave Celentano!

    Paladino's Christmas Party


  • September 2014
  • Gig Review in All Access Magazine
    by MetalBabe

    All Access Magazine

  • Great gig at Paladino's!
    Saturday, September 6th
    with Motorbreath (Metallica Trib) and
    The Iron Maidens

    Paladino's Flyer

    Thanks to our DF fans for the best turnout ever!

  • Summer 2014
    We're booking gigs around L.A.
    for summer and fall!
    Shows will feature your favorite old songs,
    new songs from our upcoming EP,
    and a Slayer cover
    (Hint: "Fantasy and reality are the same")

  • 2013
  • Happy Holidays!
    Look for us playing around L.A.
    in summer 2014 with
    new songs from our upcoming EP:
    1. "Murder for Hire"
    2. "Lost Souls"
    3. "Soldier of Fortune"
    4. "Chaos"
    5. Instrumental with double harmonies and solos
    featuring guest guitarist Dave Celentano.

  • DF mourns Jeff Hanneman:
    Jeff and the rest of Slayer have had a major
    influence on DF. Jeff, you are sorely missed!

    Jeff Hanneman

  • We are working on more new material!
    We'll keep you posted!

  • VH1 Classic National Metal Day logo

  • Opened for REDEMPTION
    Redemption features FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder!
    Saturday, October 15!

    Redemption Flyer

  • Gig at The Vu Ultra Bar & Lounge, Newhall, CA
    Friday, September 2
    Vu Bar logo

  • We're working on more new material!

  • JUNE
  • Interview on Indie Mad MP3 Radio
    Wednesday and Thursday June 1 & 2, 7 p.m. Pacific
    Indie Mad

  • Gig at Paladino's, Tarzana, CA
    Saturday, June 4

  • Great article in Antelope Valley Press promoting
    "A Reason to Live" benefit gig at
    Mel Booker Music, June 17, 2011

    AV Press Logo
    AV Press Article

  • Vinnie Moore
    Guitar virtuoso Vinnie Moore still SHREDS...

    Ozzy Guitarist Gus G
    ...and so does Gus G

    Gig Prep
    Running Through Our New Set List

    Lurssen Mastering's Reuben Cohen
    Reuben Cohen of Lurssen Mastering with Matt Gruber
    January 2018

    Mix Wizard Matt Gruber
    In the Studio with Matt Gruber Fall 2017

    Megadeth Boot Camp March 2017
    Megadeth Boot Camp
    Practice for live stream of "Symphony of Destruction"
    with Megadeth and the coolest fans in the world!

    Jose Mangin SiriusXM Liquid Metal
    Boot Camp Host SiriusXM Liquid Metal's Jose Mangin

    Megadeth Vic
    Megadeth's Vic Rattlehead

    Ride for Ronnie James Dio May 2015
    Eddie Trunk at Ride for Ronnie James Dio Concert
    Eddie Trunk of That Metal Show emceed
    the post-ride concert. Totally cool guy!

    Craig Goldy at Ride for Ronnie James Dio Concert
    Dio bandmate Craig Goldy powered through a
    killer set on his ESP with Dio Disciples.

    NAMM 2015
    Michael Angelo Batio NAMM 2015
    Bob with Michael Angelo Batio at NAMM 2015.
    Bob was stoked: He uses the warm-up
    exercises from MAB's Speed Kills II DVD.

    Shaun Hopper NAMM 2015
    Bob also met Shaun Hopper at sound check.
    This dude can finger pick!

    REDEMPTION features FATES WARNING vocalist
    Ray Alder
    and ENGINE/AGENT STEEL guitarist
    Bernie Versailles!

    Bob and Ray Alder at Paladino's October 15, 2011
    Ray Alder signing Bob's Old-School
    Fates Warning Cassette No Exit
    Aaron, Bob, and Bernie Versailles at Paladino's October 15, 2011
    Aaron and Bob Hanging Out WIth Bernie Versailles

    H    A    U    N    T    I    N    G

    Our 10-song CD is here and it's BAD ASS!
    Available now for $10 ($0.99 per MP3) at
    Amazon, CD Baby, and iTunes!


    Props to Producer, Engineer, and Mixer Extraordinaire
    Matt Gruber (Queensryche, Scorpions),
    Graphic Artist Brigitte Dittberner, and Tattoo Artist Doeboy!

    Read our INTERVIEW in All Access Magazine's
    October 28, 2010 issue!
    (We made the front cover – lower right corner!)
    All Access Cover

    MERCH! Check out our logo merch
    at our Cafe Press storefront:
    Cafe Press logo
    More shows coming soon.

    Mayer Bros. Drums
    Way to go, Brian!


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